January 31, 2015 11:45 PM ET


Company Overview of Compass Airlines, Inc.

Company Overview

Compass Airlines, Inc., doing business as Delta Connection, provides commercial airline services. The company operates flights, as well as offers services in the areas of reservations, flight information, flight tickets, and travel information. It provides services to various cities in the United States and Canada. Compass Airlines, Inc. was formerly known as Northwest Airlines Cargo, Inc. The company was incorporated in 1996 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota with a maintenance facility in Louisville, Kentucky. As of July 1, 2010, Compass Airlines, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Trans States Holdings, Inc.

7500 Airline Drive

Suite 130

Minneapolis, MN 55450

United States

Founded in 1996





Key Executives for Compass Airlines, Inc.

Chairman of The Board and Chief Executive Officer
Age: 63
Finance Controller
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Safety Officer and Vice President of Safety & Compliance
Age: 69
Chief Pilot
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Compass Airlines, Inc. Key Developments

Association of Flight Attendants Sues to Compel Compass Airlines, Inc. to Arbitrate Contractual Grievances

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) filed suit to compel Compass Airlines to arbitrate two contractual grievances over the company's violations of its Flight Attendants' rights under the FMLA. Compass has refused for over a year to schedule these grievances. AFA is asking the federal court to order Compass to honor the contract and to comply with its legal duty under the Railway Labor Act to arbitrate these grievances.

Compass Airlines to Operate 20 New Embraer E175 Aircraft Owned by American Airlines

Compass Airlines announced it will operate 20 new 76-seat Embraer E175 aircraft owned by American Airlines, Inc. Compass expects to begin taking delivery of the aircraft and start scheduled service under the American Eagle brand and livery in the first quarter of 2015. The agreement also provides American the option to place additional E175 aircraft it owns with Compass in the future. The addition of these 20 American aircraft will increase the fleet size of Compass Airlines to 62 aircraft, all of which are either Embraer E175 or E170 aircraft. The new E175s will offer American Airlines customers a more seamless transition from mainline to regional flights with 12 First Class seats, 20 Main Cabin Extra seats offering additional legroom and 44 seats in the Main Cabin. The aircraft will also feature modern cabin elements including in-flight Wi-Fi, full-size overhead bins, more spacious lavatories, leather seats and adjustable headrests.

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